The sun is out, flowers are blooming and the summer is near so why not treat your caravan to a bit of Spring cleaning?
We've collected tips from professionals to get your caravan sparkling clean and fresh.
- Use a good quality cleaner. The cleaning detergent you use on your car is suitable for your caravan too. Use a good quality cleaner to remove hard to get rid off dirt and leave your caravan clean and shiny.
- Avoid high-pressure cleaners. High water pressure can be too strong for caravans, water could get through weak seals and tiny gaps. Avoid using them and use a standard garden hose instead.
- Wash from the top down. Clean the roof first and work your way down. This means you’re getting the worst of the dirt off the areas you’re yet to wash, and also prevents washed areas from being covered in dirty run-offs. To reach the top of your caravan, you’ll need a sponge or brush on a pole, and perhaps a stepladder (but be careful, it's slippery when wet!).
- Avoid chemicals on canvas. If your caravan has a fabric roof or awning be careful when using chemicals as they can wear through the material. Simply wash any fabrics with water and a brush, and ensure the canvas is completely dry before folding it back up to avoid mould and mildew.
- Clean those windows. Grab a glass cleaner and paper towel, and get scrubbing for streak-free windows and mirrors.
- Dry it well. To avoid those dreadful water spots after washing, wipe using a dry towel or chamois to remove water residue and leave it clean and shiny.
- Cleaning the inside. Cleaning the inside of your caravan is much like cleaning your home. Vacuum the floor, dust all surfaces, wipe out the cupboards and freshen up the fridge. If you use the same cleaning products as you use at home, you’ll get similar results.
It's important to keep your caravan clean regularly so why not clean it as part of you caravan maintenance to keep it in tip top shape.